Linux 3.10 supports ARM’s big.LITTLE and other improvements
With the release of Linus Torvald’s Linux 3.10 kernel; he’s included support for ARM’s “big.LITTLE” architecture which should help drastically improve power-saving, along with featuring many other welcome new enhancements.
For anyone unfamiliar, the big.LITTLE architecture combines multiple cores of the same type and switches between them dependant on the system’s current requirements.
For example, the Cortex-A7 and Cortex-A15 processors are commonly combined. Under intense...